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Olympus SH-50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and value for money. The responsiveness and usability also get good comments, but many are negative about the viewfinder and features.

portability, usability, responsiveness, value for money, performance

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SH-50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 Review


Olympus had anonunced the SH-50, its first point-and-shoot with 5-axis image stabilisation for video, earlier this year. Considering the SH-50 is a travel zoom compact camera, we were really curious to know how the image stabilisation would work at the...

The overall build quality of the camera is sturdy and it can easily fit in your pocket, although the lens element does make the bulge in your pocket prominent. At 270 grams, we found it quite manageable. The hinges on the battery compartment are good...

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Great little camera


I purchased this camera mainly for the 5-axis video stabilization and I was not disappointed. The camera seems to be floating through the air when taking videos while on the move. Another great feature which I like is the ability to just touch the...

Camera Design ; Long zoom ; Video Stabilization

Audio From Camera Weak ; Cover Over Usb Flimsy

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 review


Dependable image quality, fast performance and lots of useful video-centric features


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Amazon review summary for Olympus SH-50


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Olympus SH-50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

size, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Stylus SH-50 Digital Super Zoom Camera - Silver (16MP, 24x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDOlympus Stylus SH-50 Digital Super Zoom Camera - Black (16MP, 24x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-90 B


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No